Bloomberg Won’t Let City Be Outdone by Swiss Cantons

Mayor Bloomberg thinks that 50-percent European tax on bank bonuses can help New York City—if it doesn’t help the Swiss first.

“We can either use that as a cover and we can pile on or we can use that as an opportunity to have a future and bring those companies here,” the mayor said today.

And, in an impressive use of the correct term for Switzerland’s semi-sovereign states, the jet-setting mayor added: “I can guarantee you that every canton has been on the phone calling every one of those companies and saying ‘You see, you see, move to Switzerland.'”

  Bloomberg Won’t Let City Be Outdone by Swiss Cantons